A wheel without a linchpin would not function, an organization without a linchpin would not excel. I have met many linchpins in my life and at times, I was a linchpin. Once we went to a hotel and decided to go for a dip in their pool, we were in Iowa at the time. We had forgotten to bring out swimming goggles. One of the maids working there had overheard our dilemma and gave us a pair of goggles and every morning she would greet us and have a quick chat. This boosted that hotel from a 7.5 to an 11! Without linchpins businesses would suffer. My person definition of a linchpin is someone who goes the extra ten miles. We met another linchpin at the hotel we stayed at a few days ago. She was extremely nice and was always willing to help. We met a woman at a chinese restaurant by the laundromat we go to. She was constantly checking in to see if we needed any thing, she made that a five star restaurant in my opinion. Linchpins are very important in just about everything we do. It also doesn’t hurt to be a linchpin either. You can get places by going above and beyond. It is important to do your best at everything, even when nobody’s watching. You never know what opportunities lay ahead of you.